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The Monarch Garden Inn...
Experience the Magic of Monarchs!

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Love Monarchs? Join us at the
Monarch Garden Inn

Experience the Magic of Monarchs at our vacation rental near Yellowstone National Park.

A Glimpse of The Monarch Garden Inn

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Our home is comfortable for up to 6 adults. Vacation with us, and enjoy the following:

*** The kitchen has granite counter tops, microwave, ice maker, glass-topped stove and oven, 4 slice toaster, 12 cup coffee maker, rice cooker, 14" non-stick wok, crock pot, all eating and serving utensils, including chopsticks, and a desk that is lap-top friendly.

*** The living room has a sofa bed, love seat, two Rocking/Recliners, entertainment center with 65” 4K HD Smart TV, and a jaw-dropping view.

*** The large master bedroom features a King-sized Tempur-Pedic Mattress and fantastic view.

*** The master bath has a 6’ long Jacuzzi tub, stall shower, toe heater, plenty of counter space, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bath and hand soap, hair dryer, and soft, fluffy towels.

*** The wraparound deck with table and 4 chairs, grill, picnic table in the garden area, and a spectacular mountain view make dining outdoors delightful.

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Amenities Include:

*** We planted a large Monarch Waystation and have Rescued, Raised, and Released over 500 monarch butterflies in the last 3 years, and will teach you how to do it, too! Join us for Monarch Egg Hunts. Watch as Monarchs create and emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes. Help us tag and release them.

*** Stay with us and see our videos on "How to Create a Monarch Waystation" and "How to Rescue, Raise, and Release Monarchs." We'll also help you plan and create YOUR Monarch Waystation back home.

*** Our home is surrounded by butterflies, a resident bunny family, chirping songbirds including Bluebirds, Meadowlarks, Goldfinches, Cedar Waxwings, migrating Western Tanagers, Swallows, Townsend's Solitaires, Northern Shrikes, Golden and an occasional Bald Eagle, Calliope and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, Hungarian Partridge, Migrating Rufus Hummingbirds, whitetail and mule deer, elk across the street, and assorted raptors cruising by for mice and voles.

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Nearby Amenities:

*** Our home is 30 minutes from the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

*** Our home is 10 minutes to Chico Hot Springs for gourmet dining, swimming in the hot springs pool, massages and pampering at the Day Spa, horseback riding, and a historic saloon.

*** Our area also offers world-class fishing in the nearby Yellowstone river, hiking, and clear dark skies for star gazing. Winter activities include X-Country skiing, snow shoeing, or just soaking in the therapeutic hot pools at Chico Hot Springs.

*** See dinosaurs! Our home is 60 minutes from the Museum of the Rockies in nearby Bozeman.

Key Takeaways

*** The Monarch is one of America's most recognized and beloved butterflies. The population, however, is in free-fall.

*** In 1996, over 1 billion Monarch butterflies overwintered in central Mexico. Their numbers plunged to 35 million in 2013, and now they are being considered for the Endangered Species List.

*** Leo and Dorothy Keeler are wildlife photographers. They have received international recognition for helping to save the McNeil River bears and the Toklat wolves in Denali National Park, Alaska. Now they are saving Monarchs in Montana.

*** "Over the last 3 years, we've rescued, raised, and released over 500 Monarch butterflies. We've given dozens of presentations and taught hundreds of kids how they can save Monarchs, too," said Dorothy. "But that's not enough. So, we opened the Monarch Garden Inn, a vacation rental, in May, 2017. (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17559923?) Guests get hands-on experience on how to save Monarchs while vacationing near Yellowstone National Park."

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Photo credit:
Jan Giezentanner


In October, 2005, the Keelers were given the honor of being selected as two of the 40 founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The ILCP was initially founded with 40 Fellows considered to be some of the most talented and passionate nature and wildlife photographers of our generation.


Monarch Garden Inn
Guest Reviews

"Absolutely everything you could ask for, amazing hosts, spotless home, and beautiful location. Best place I have ever stayed, attention to detail and lots of very thoughtful extras. The owners commitment to preserving the Monarch butterflies was contagious, truly amazing, wonderful memories, thank you both!"

Wendy - Sept. 2019

"Beautiful, large space with deck and great views. Everything you could need is provided. Learning about the monarch butterflies and tips for Yellowstone was a terrific bonus. Dorothy and Leo are amazing hosts, one of the best AB&B's I've stayed in."

Damita - Aug. 2019

"Dorothy and Leo are great hosts. The check-in was smooth and easy and Dorothy gave a detailed tour of the property. Dorothy and Leo provide a lot of information about the local area (which cannot be found online). The property was clean and as described."

Harish - July 2019

"Monarch Garden Inn was the nicest place we have ever rented - ever."

Noel - July 2019

"Our stay in the home of dorothy and leo is certainly one of our best experiences with Air BNB. everything was perfect: good beds, kitchen fully equipped, a lot of space, very very clean, and a absolutely wonderful view on the landscapes and mountains. And.. Dorothy and Leo are this kind of person that you never forget: friendly, open, interesting, helpful and always laughing. "

Jean-Jacques - July 2019

"This is the best Airbnb that we stayed and experienced till date. Host: Dorothy & Leo are wonderful, very responsive; they took care of us like a family and assuring that we had the perfect stay and the trip, such an excellent hospitality. Facilities are very well described in their listing. Kitchen: I would just say that it has everything :) House: Perfect location, beautiful, spacious, comfortable, very well maintained and safe."

Vikas - July 2019

"Would highly recommend this beautiful home. Beautiful view, great hosts, and nice location away from all the hustle and bustle of Gardiner."

Melissa - June 2019

"Dorothy and Leo's beautiful Monarch Garden reflects their personal warmth, love of nature, and care for its protection. The views from.the bedroom and livingroom are fabulous...elk meandering, hawks flying with mountains as backdrop. Kitchen has all you need, and the jacuzzi tub is wonderful after a day of exploring. The butterfly garden is inspirational! I highly recommend spending some time reviewing the wonderful Yellowstone tips and guides they provide. Those special places made our visit fascinating and full of wildlife sightings. We can't give enough gold stars! "

Megan - May 2019

"Dorothy and Leo were such great hosts and lovely people that shared their upstairs with us. They provided great tips for routes to take and where to find the wildlife. The view outside the windows are breathtaking."

Yu - May 2019

"My time with Dorothy and Leo couldn’t have been better, especially with it being my first Airbnb experience! As our hope was to see many animals, Dorothy suggested we drive straight to Yellowstone while the weather was still nice. Boy am I sure glad we did! We saw many animals the first day."

Suzanne - April 2019

"If you are looking for a place that is convenient to Yellowstone and the airport, this place is situated perfectly."

Melanie - Oct. 2018

"This place is an amazing hidden gem in Emigrant! Beautiful view, great location, and the hosts are so personable and fun! I loved all of their pictures, we watched all of their slideshows and they were just beautiful. Highly recommended!"

Doc - Oct. 2018

"I have stayed at a LOT of AirBnB's, and Dorothy and Leo are by far the best hosts I have ever had. they are incredibly warm and welcoming. We suffered a serious setback during our trip and they went out of their way to help us get back on our feet."

Thomas - Sept. 2018

"Our experience at Dorothy and Leo's home reminded me why I choose AirBnB: excellent hospitality and communication, and a beautiful place that tells a unique story."

Stanley - Sept. 2018

"it was very heartening to meet warm personalities like Dorthy and Leo. everyone was touched by your effort to conserve the monarchs. "

Pankaj - Aug. 2018

"Dorothy & Leo were great host, they took care of even the smallest details. The place is very beautiful and the views are amazing."

Abhinav - Aug. 2018

"Possibly THE best airbnb stay we have ever had. Leo and Dorothy are extremely welcoming and the space is all we could ask for."

Jennifer - June 2018

"Dorothy and Leo were excellent hosts whose knowledge of and passion for the wildlife in and around and Yellowstone helped us have a fantastic first visit to the area. "

Torin - May 2018


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